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DazzzaDazzza Posts: 2,364
I was out and about the other day as per usual and i noticed i was pushing a fair turn of speed uphill and it got me thinking.

Has anyone else had a point where they stopped being just a rider and felt like a decent mountain biker, i know we all set our limits but it really caught me out by surprise.

Naturally this will get me riding out all the more. :D
The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
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  • Pippen33Pippen33 Posts: 235
    Know what you mean! I got to the level where I could climb the highest hill, mountain or whatever, and I could not get out of breath, because I was covering so many miles in the hottest days of summer (which, so long as you keep yourself in good shape & well hydrated is a good thing), I'd plateaued.

    The first time it happened I actually got quite worried. 'Man I've gotta get off this bike and take in some oxygen', but by that time my heart and lungs were so efficient at delivering I didn't need to.

    And those are the times when you get to the top of whatever you're climbing, you know you've given 110%, and you feel f****** INSERT HERE.

    Now that I have 2 lovely kids (Aimee & Cody), time is limited and those days of giving 110% are on hiatus, but I've been looking at one of those burly bee trailers on CRC (THE OFFROAD VERSION).

    Sorry to ramble on as they put it & I know my best friend Surf-Matt will have some disagreement with this post. :D
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  • DazzzaDazzza Posts: 2,364
    Well im not quite there yet but i can tell im getting closer all the time.

    A few years ago i could hammer up any hill and not have it phase me, i remember storming up carn brea hill which is very steep and standing on the top admiring the view, this is the point ive been aiming to reach, granted i was 12st back then and im currently 15st but this time i have more muscle on my legs to compensate as ive been riding hard for many months.

    I can't wait to see what further riding brings.
    The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
    Giant Anthem X
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